Sane or not? The Court States their Decision

It is 1 year, 1 month and 1 day since Norway was hit by terror attacks of the most brutal kind. Today is the work with the conviction of Breivik finished and the district court will state their decision on the fate of the terrorist.

The main question waiting to be answered in this care is whether Breivik will be sent to a jail cell or a mental ward.

Breivik was at first diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and declared criminally insane after the terror attacks on July 22 of last year. However, a public outcry led to a second assessment, which found him legally sane. According to the many polls that is a view shared by most Norwegians, and by Breivik himself who said he would accept prison but appeal against being declared insane and getting psychiatric treatment.

Norway’s penal code does not have the death penalty or life in prison, and the maximum prison term for Breivik’s charges is 21 years. However, inmates who are considered a threat to society can be held indefinitely.


Breivik is declared sane by the court. Judge Wenche Arntzen reads the conclusion:
  – The verdict is unanimous and has the following conclusion: Breivik is sentenced to 21 years in custody, ten-year minimum term. His sentence is deducted  by 445 days for his time in custody.

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